IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 506: Law, Violence, and Social Bonds, I: Power, Conflict, and Dispute Settlement

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Robert Houghton, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Theo Riches, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 506-aLordship and Authority in Anjou, c. 1000 - c. 1150
(Language: English)
Matthew McHaffie, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Social History
Paper 506-bPower and Pressure: The Micropolitics of 11th-Century Aristocratic Networks
(Language: English)
Kim Esmark, Department of Culture & Identity, Roskilde Universitet
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Genealogy and Prosopography, Law, Social History
Paper 506-cConflict and the Laity in Carolingian Europe
(Language: English)
Warren Brown, Faculty of Humanities, California Institute of Technology
Index terms: Anthropology, Charters and Diplomatics, Law

This session explores the pressures and strategies of lay disputants in their conflicts with ecclesiastical institutions over the period roughly 800 – 1150. It focuses both on the formal pressures brought to bear upon disputants such as courts and legal rules, while also drawing attention to the informal pressures they faced. Particular attention will be given to how disputants negotiated these sometimes conflicting pressures, and attempted to utilise them to their own ends.